June Bulletin 2017

June WARP Bulletin

June 2017

Well June was hot in parts! hope you all enjoyed what was inevitable all of our summer in a few days…

What have we got coming up in July? Lot’s of talks, lots of breakfast clubs and a cheeky half term show where you can see what the Unit(e) lot have been getting up to in their studios.


Unit(e) Half Term Show
14 July 2017


We would like to invite you to the UNIT(e) half term show. This is a chance to see what the artists have been doing so far, a chance to see the studio spaces, the artworks, research and ideas that have been developing here. Within this UNIT(e) programme we are also hosting the Wales in Venice Invigilators and the Made in Roath community gardens project, so this will be a chance to find out more about those projects too.
The exhibition will also be viewable on the 15th July as well.

More information >>



Breakfast Club
Every Saturday

Begun as part of the Unit(e) programme and Louise Hobson’s Library residency, Warp hosts a weekly breakfast club; intended as informal meeting to start the day and get the brain working. So come join us and meet the new Unit(e) artists over coffee, croissants and chat. As well as the usual breakfast club fare, you’ll be able to see the half term show.

All welcome.


UNIT(e) Artist Talk – Juste Jonutyte

6 July 2017 – 6:30pm

Juste is director of Rupert Gallery in Lithuania. Rupert is a centre for Art and Education devoted to establishing close cooperation between artists, thinkers, researchers, and other cultural actors through interdisciplinary programs and residencies.



The library is slowly forming itself through the work of Bob Gelsthorpe, Sera Walker and our lovely volunteers who have been working hard cataloguing and organising the books.
It will be finished soon and ready to use.



Nova Art Prize

Nova is a biennial arts prize that is open to submission for all Welsh visual artists aged thirty-five or under and can be free to enter.

Nova aims to support and promote excellence in emerging Welsh art through offering artists the chance to have their work seen by our panel of high profile selectors, alongside being selected to exhibit their work, at the RCA, Conwy, as part of the inaugural Nova exhibition in November 2017.

The selection panel for Nova 2017 are Bedwyr Williams, Hannah Firth, Alfredo Cramerotti, Bruce Haines, Emily Weiner and Susan Liggett.

Alongside inclusion as part of the Nova exhibition, there are a range of prizes and bursaries for exhibitors to win.

The Nova Arts Prize is free to enter as long as you apply before 21st April, after that it is £10.

Deadline: 18 September 2017

For more information visit the Nova Website.


Brian Ross Memorial Award | Arts Council Wales

Brian Ross left his estate to Arts Council of Wales stating that his legacy should be used to encourage and support up and coming artists to develop their work and to further their careers.

Since 2011 this legacy has been used to support graduating Welsh or Wales based visual artists in the early stages of their professional artistic career. The award of £3,000 will be offered to two students graduating from a fine art degree course.

Deadline: 6 September 2017

More info


Open Call for artists to work with a2 Criw Celf 

a2 Criw Celf hosts, programmes and delivers high quality creative experiences and workshops across 5 regions for young people aged 7-18 who have been recognised as more able and talented in the ‘visual arts’. We are currently welcoming proposals from artists and creative practitioners to expand our database.

a2 Criw Celf invites artists and creative practitioners working in Bridgend, Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr and The Vale to send proposals for our 2017/18 programme. The workshop proposal should include a brief overview of the proposed activity, what its particular focus is, what year group it is for and materials required.

We are interested in hearing from artists working in Illustration, Printmaking, Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Life Drawing, Graphics, Design, Theatre and Prop design and making, Film, Animation, Textiles, Fashion, Photography, Ceramics, Performance but not exclusively.

The deadline for proposals accompanied by an up-to-date CV is August 1st 2017.

Applications will be assessed on their relevance to the a2 Criw Celf programme and in connection to our wider creative remit.

Criw Celf is an Arts Council of Wales funded programme of work that is being delivered in the Central South Wales region by the Arts Active Trust.

Please send your completed applications to tom@artsactive.org.uk

Galwad Agored ar artistiaid i weithio gydag a2 Criw Celf

Mae a2 Criw Celf yn llywyddu, yn rhaglennu ac yn cyflenwi profiadau a gweithdai creadigol o raen ar hyd ac ar led pum rhanbarth i bobl ifanc 7-18 oed a gydnabuwyd yn fwy galluog a dawnus yn y ‘celfyddydau gweledol’. Ar hyn o bryd rydym yn croesawu cynigion gan artistiaid ac ymarferwyr creadigol i ehangu ein cronfa ddata.

Mae a2 Criw Celf yn gwahodd artistiaid ac ymarferwyr creadigol sy’n gweithio ym Mhen-y-bont ar Ogwr, yng Nghaerdydd, yn Rhondda Cynon Taf, ym Merthyr ac yn y Fro i anfon cynigion ar gyfer ein rhaglen 2017/18. Dylai’r cynnig ar gyfer gweithdy gynnwys uwcholwg byr ar y gweithgaredd a gynigir, beth yw ei ganolbwynt neilltuol, ar gyfer pa grŵp y mae a’r deunyddiau gofynnol.

Rydym yn ymddiddori mewn clywed gan artistiaid sy’n gweithio ym meysydd Darlunio, Gwneud Printiau, Peintio, Cerflunio, Lluniadu, Lluniadu’r Byw, Graffeg, Dylunio, dylunio Theatr a gwneud a dylunio Celfi, Ffilm, Animeiddio, Tecstilau, Ffasiwn, Ffotograffiaeth, Cerameg, Perfformio ond nid y rheini’n unig.

Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer cynigion gyda CV cyfoes yw Awst 1af 2017.

Asesir ceisiadau yn ôl eu perthnasedd i raglen a2 Criw Celf ac yn gysylltiedig â’n gorchwyl creadigol ehangach.

Rhaglen o waith yw Criw Celf, a gyllidir gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru ac a gyflenwir yn rhanbarth Canol De Cymru gan Ymddiriedolaeth Actifyddion Artistig.

Anfonwch ceisiadau i tom@artsactive.org.uk


Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary

The 2018 Shape Arts Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB), an annual award set up in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds to support mid-career disabled artists, is now open for applications.

Now in its tenth year, the ARMB offers this year’s successful recipient an award of £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency with Pallant House Gallery, Chichester from 6 February to 29 April 2018.

The Bursary provides an opportunity for disabled artists to develop their ideas and practice without pressure to deliver a particular outcome such as finished or exhibition-ready work.

More info


Megan Cope and Helen Johnston
Chapter Arts Centre
Exhibition / Arddangosfa: 1 July – 24 September 2017

A Million Mutinies Later – India at 70
1 – 22 July

Elizabeth Price Curates: IN A DREAM YOU SAW A WAY TO SURVIVE AND YOU WERE FULL OF JOY lumiere_danse serpentine_02.jpg

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
13 May 2017 – 28 Aug 2017



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